Drew is MRG's resident I/O psychologist. When not at MRG, he's either with his family (most likely) or in his workshop (less likely). His stack of unread books is commendable.

Control Amid Complexity: Best Leadership Practices in Manufacturing

By on Tuesday December 11, 2018

Anyone following the news can hardly avoid headlines about the US/China trade wars. Given the volatile conditions in the industry, one thought keeps occurring to me: I don’t envy leaders in manufacturing right now. The world of manufacturing has grown increasingly complex in recent years, and the recent escalation in tensions – along with the […]

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Rethinking Leadership in the Energy Industry

By on Tuesday November 13, 2018

For several years, I consulted within the energy industry. It was a wonderful experience and provided me with a good understanding of what these organizations look for within their leadership. Usually, when someone thinks of the energy or utility industry, they think of a slow moving, conservative, and relatively stable environment. When someone is looking […]

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Has Employee Engagement Gone off the Rails?

By on Thursday September 27, 2018

You know the idiom, “a camel is a horse designed by a committee”? This is how I feel about employee engagement in its current form; almost like it has become Frankenstein’s weirder sibling. I should note that I was fascinated by employee engagement in graduate school; yet I’m concerned that, despite good intentions, it has […]

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From Potential to Performance: Best Practices for High Potential Leaders

By on Monday September 10, 2018

Just about anyone wants to be considered a high potential employee. Being designated as high potential is more than just a compliment; HiPos are treated favorably through exclusive developmental opportunities, granted exposure not afforded to others, and are promoted faster. The desire for high potential status may be certain, but that’s often where the certainty […]

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Independent and in Control: a New Twist on a Familiar IDI Score Combination

By on Thursday August 2, 2018

The Individual Directions Inventory (IDI) is a tool that never ceases to amaze me. One of the primary reasons for this is the fact that it continuously allows me to learn about people’s complexity and how motivational drives manifest themselves in seemingly infinite combinations. Even more fascinating is how these combinations of motivational forces may […]

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Reflections on Coming Full Circle

By on Wednesday May 16, 2018

INTRODUCTION | MRG was started in 1983 by Jim Mahoney, Tom Rand and Jim Lomac. Tom Rand was a dynamic, insightful psychologist who played a major role in helping many individuals and organizations in their journeys to succeed. Tom passed away far too early, in 2010. At the time his son, Drew Rand, was working […]

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